Cleveland Browns trade target No. 2: Johnathan Abram, S
If you take a look at the names on the Browns roster at the safety position, you wouldn’t think it would be a position of need. John Johnson III and Ronnie Harrison have both had success on the field in their careers, and Grant Delpit showed flashes in what was ultimately his rookie season in 2021.
However, the position was still a weakness too many times last season, and it’s something that should be looked to be improved if possible this offseason, especially with Harrison likely on the way out as a pending free agent. That’s why Jonathan Abram’s name is on this list as a potential trade target from the Oakland Raiders.
Abram is a player who never slows down or takes a play off, and always goes full steam. He struggled with a shoulder injury in 2019, but since then, has been rather consistent about seeing the field. His tackle numbers have gone up each year he’s been in the league, which shows that he still continues to improve his craft.
Adding competition and talent to the safety position isn’t a bad thing. In fact, adding Abram would allow the Browns to move on from a few frustrating players at the position, including Ronnie Harrison, who can go from having a great game to being a complete liability with both his play on the field, as well as his poor reaction to situations around him, like attacking a Pittsburgh Steelers coach in a game last season.
Abram may be another player that the Raiders ultimately want to keep and continue to build their defense around, but it wouldn’t hurt for the Browns to call and see what it would take to acquire the talented safety.